Eva Longoria and George Lopez are set to star in the Latino centric “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” adaptation of the best-selling children’s book by Judith Viorst at Disney+, according to an individual with knowledge of the project.
Marvin Lemus, the co-creator and showrunner of “Gentefied,” is set to direct the project. “Father of the Bride’s” Matt Lopez wrote the script. Production on the Disney+ project is eyeing a spring start date in New Mexico.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, which first reported the newsthe film “follows a Mexican-American family who have recently lost their connection to each other and their roots, as they embark on an epic road trip that immediately goes hilariously wrong.”
“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” is being produced by Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps and The Jim Henson Company. Emily Morris is the executive producer. Blanca Lista is overseeing the project for The Jim Henson Company.
Longoria will play the role of Alexander’s mother, a travel writer who has lost her passion for work. Lopez is playing a tough biker and the family’s grandfather.
Longoria recently wrapped “Flamin’ Hot,” which is scheduled to be released by Searchlight in 2023.
Lopez will next be seen in DC Films and Warner Brothers. “Blue Beetle,” which is currently in post-production.
Longoria is repped by WME, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Jackoway Austen. Lopez is repped by UTA and 3 Arts. Lemus is repped by UTA and Mission Entertainment.